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Pump & Filter System
Swimming Pool Anatomy: What Are All the Parts of a Pool?
Swimming pools have a lot of parts. From the pump and filter to the skimmer, jets, suction lines, and valves, it's no wonder new pool owners can get overwhelmed with the different parts ...
Suction Side Equipment
The 5 Best Pool Skimmers For Every Type of Pool
If you want a quick answer, it's hard to beat the Hayward Dyna-Skim for above ground pools. I have more details on that product and others for above ground and inground pools below. ...
Types of Pool Cleaners: What’s the Difference?
A pool filter keeps your water nice and clean, but it can't remove debris that winds up on the pool floor or stuck to the walls. This is where pool cleaners (often called ...
Pool Supplies You Definitely Need
Owning a swimming pool isn't rocket science, but there are quite a few systems and tools you will need to keep your pool in pristine condition. In this article, I will go over ...
The 6 Best Swimming Pool Covers For All Pool Types
If you want my quick opinion after testing, I think WaterWarden is the best value inground pool cover for most people. BlueWave is a good option for above ground pools. Read about those ...
The Best Swimming Pool Heaters of Every Type
If you want my quick answer, I think the Hayward HeatPro Heat Pump below is the best pool heater for most people. You can find out more about that heater and my other ...
Pool Valves Explained: Types, Diagrams, and Common Questions
Pool valves are an important part of your pool plumbing system. You need to understand all the types of valves in your pool to keep water flowing in the right direction. In this ...
Salt Water Systems
Salt Chlorine Generators: How They Work, Cost, Maintenance, and More Questions Answered
A saltwater pool uses a salt chlorine generator to sanitize the pool water. If you're new to saltwater pools, you may wonder what exactly the generator does, especially since it requires a substantial ...